And this James VICKERS was, at the same time, both my great-times-six AND my great-times-seven grandfather! This curiosity came about by virtue of a marriage between once-removed cousins - my great-great-grand-parents, John PIGOTT and Elizabeth MAGUIRE, were married in Dublin in 1824 (their mothers were both born Mary VICKERS, and they were aunt and niece respectively - see below).
James's details appear later in this article. See [D] below.
William Jackson PIGOTT, of Dundrum, County Down, was a keen family historian (he died in 1921, and was a first cousin of my great-grandfather Rev Henry Robert PIGOTT), and in a cover note to the DIXON Papers [MS 8522, Genealogical Office, Kildare Street, Dublin], dated May 1911, W.J.P. had this to say about our VICKERS ancestry:
"I was under the impression that our VICKERS were a different clan from the VICARS of Levally, Queen's County, but I now believe they are all of the same descent - i.e. from Don Vicaro, the Spanish Cavalier who came over with Queen Catherine of Aragon, as nearly all the branches bore a cross on their shields."
Despite attempts by some family historians (including W.J.P.) to connect him to the descent of this Spaniard Don VICARO, our James probably instead came from a long line of English stock.
In 1970, the Honourable Guy STRUTT, reporting on the extensive research that had been conducted by Sir Arthur VICARS (born 1862), Ulster King of Arms, into his own VICARS family origins [Irish Ancestor, Number 2, 1970, at pages 90-102], noted that:
"... outside Leix and Carlow, two families of the name are found in Ireland, one in County Wicklow, the other Merchants in Dublin. Both these nearly always spelt the name VICKERS; they appear to be unrelated to one another, or to the family of the present article, and descended from seventeenth century settlers."
STRUTT also made mention of:
"James VICKERS of Paris, France, married Margaret, and had a son Laurence baptized there 9 August 1703. He may be identical with James VICKERS, a merchant factor in Dublin, mentioned in a Chancery Bill, CLAPHAM v. VICKERS, 19 May 1683."
Whilst I believe these two were not one and the same person, the second does put his hand up to be "our" James.
STRUTT further noted that the name VICKERS appears in several parts of England at Tudor times and earlier, including London; that it was most common in County Cumberland, especially at Eskdale; and concluded that the Irish family "... probably emigrated from this region, but a brief search has shown no precise origin."
But, of the supposed Spanish descent, he observed that:
"... Sir Arthur attempted to check this very implausible story in Spain, without result."
But before we head for Dublin, we might canvas some possible (perhaps even likely) origins for James VICKERS in England, beginning not in Eskdale (where I also can find no direct links), but in the City of London, and about the 1530's, during the reign of Henry VIII (and when Catherine of Aragon's Spanish retinue may indeed have included one Don Vicaro, who is said to have had a son named Henry, who in turn is said to have had a son named William).
WILLIAM VICKERS, GIRDLER, OF NEWGATE, LONDON.
William VICKERS, probably born in the 1530's, or earlier (and before the existence of parish registers, which were introduced after Henry VIII made himself head of the Church in England).
William was a Citizen and Girdler of London (although his name does not appear on the www.londonroll.org website, which does now include the Girdlers Company records); he was buried at Christ Church, Newgate, 4 April 1586; his will, dated 7 March Eliz xxviii, was proved P.C.C., 23 July 1586, requesting that he be buried near his three wives, naming his son John VICARES as his executor (and an afterthought bequest of £40), and with bequests to his younger children Rebecca, Ellen, Marryan, William, Samuel and Mary (all under age, with £20 each), to Jane VICKERS (a daughter of his brother Edward VICKERS), to Joan WILSON his daughter-in-law (or probably his step-daughter), and to his sister Ellen TURNER.
William VICKERS was married firstly, in or before 1559 (details of this first marriage have not yet been established, and probably will never be, as not all parish registers were copied out onto vellum as had been decreed early in Queen Elizabeth's reign); there was issue of it:
1. Frauncis VICARS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate, 4 October 1559; as VICKERS, he was buried there, 11 January 1575.
2. Anne VICARS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate, 7 April 1562; as VICKERS, she was buried there, 2 August 1564.
2. John VICKERS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate, 3 September 1564. See [A] below.
3. Emme VICKERS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate, 22 November 1566.
4. Elyzabeth VICKERS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate, 4 June 1568; buried there, 1 May 1571.
William was married secondly, at Christ Church, Newgate, 6 October 1573, to Joane WILSON, evidently a widow; she was buried at Christ Church, Newgate, 2 August 1754, having had earlier WILSON issue, but evidently without further issue by William VICKERS.
William was married thirdly, at Christ Church, Newgate, 27 May 1575, to Elizabeth [blank] (as recorded in the published Register); she was probably buried at Christ Church, Newgate, 20 February 1584-85; by her he had further issue:
5. Rebecca VICKERS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate, 5 August 1575, father a Girdeler; named in her father's will, 1586, under age; named as Rebecca WALFORD, Widow, in her older half-brother John VICKERS' will, 1633.
6. Ellyn VICKERS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate, 14 October 1576.
7. William VICKERS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate,16 April 1581; named in his older half-brother John VICKERS' will, 1633; he was probably the William VICKERS who was the factor in Russia for the Muscovy Company, 1635-36, when he was robbed of 818 rubles in Moscow.
8. Danyell VICKERS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate, 2 December 1582.
[A] John VICKERS was born in London in 1564 (see above); BOYD's Index [London Families] did query whether he was the John baptised at Christ Church, Newgate, 3 September 1564, son of William VICKERS, Citizen and Girdler of London (I now do believe that he was).
John was aged 17 when he was admitted as a Plebeian to Broadgates Hall, Oxford University, 24 November 1581 (neither his birthplace nor his father's name were recorded in the admission register) [Alumni Oxonienses]; he was awarded his B.A., 20 February 1583-84, and his M.A., 5 July 1587; he was named in his father's will, 1586; he was the Rector of St Augustine's-at-the-gate, near St Paul's, London, from late 1600 [Alumni Oxonienses], and his very neat handwriting adorned the parish register from very early 1601; he was still the Rector of St Augustine's, Watling Street, London, in 1621, when he baptized his grandson John VICKERS (see below); the last baptism in his hand-writing in the St Augustine's register was dated 17 March 1632-33, and he was superseded by the new Rector, Ephraim UDALL, by 31 March 1633.
However, John's will was dated 8 November 1633, with a codicil dated Monday 11 November, and this conflicts with the burial date (the sequence of dates in the Probate grant suggests that the error may have been in the St Augustine's Register); it was proved P.C.C., 23 November 1633 [TNA PROB 11/164/650], naming his son James VICKERS, his two married daughters Eleanor DAVIS and Damaris TICKNOR, his un-named grandchildren, his brother William VICKERS (he may have been the factor in Russia for the Muscovy Company who was robbed of 818 rubles in Moscow in 1635-36), his (? two) sisters Rebecca WALFORD, Widow, and Marie WALFORD, and his cousin John GREENE of Bilton, Warwickshire (and his daughter Marie GREENE).
John VICKERS died in 1672, according to an item concerning his son, then on service in Bengal with the Hon East India Company [Notes and Queries, 27 January 1917, page 81].
The connection between the foregoing James VICKERS and the next is speculative. The dates fit; the names fit; but neither of these coincidences constitute conclusive evidence.
I do not yet claim this connection to be proven; I will not until some conclusive evidence is found.
But, in the likelihood that none will be found, and after the fashion of Irish best-fit speculation, I do happen to think that the connection is more than just a mere possibility.___________________________________________________________________________
CAPTAIN JOHN VICKERS OF DUBLIN.
He was a Merchant in Dublin, and probably from as early as 1676; he was probably the "... James VICKERS, a merchant factor in Dublin, mentioned in a Chancery Bill, CLAPHAM v. VICKERS, 19 May 1683" [Hon Guy STRUTT, Irish Ancestor, Number 2, 1970, at pages 90-102].
These were tricky times, as the Irish Parliament was then of Jacobite persuasion, until after the Battle of the Boyne (1690) saw the deposed King James going into his final exile in France; although his supporters would continued to harass English maritime interests, and in the Irish Sea.
On 25 July 1692, one of VICKERS' boats, the Grace, Dogger, 70 tons, was "... in Dublin Bay waiting until the tide would take him over the bar, was seized by a French Privateer, the captain of which stripped the Grace Dogger of her rigging, sails, spars and yards, and of all the furniture wherewith she had been provide for the due accommodation of passengers, leaving not so much as a spoon or a nail-hook to hang anything on, and finally ransomed her to the aforesaid VICKERS for fifty guineas" [The Life of Sir Rowland HILL, and History of the Penny Postage, by HILL and his nephew, Volume II, London, 1880, page 312].
In 1693, after Holyhead was connected to Anglesey and had become the preferred departure point on the English side, James VICKERS signed a new contract with the Postmasters General, as HEMMEON [Ibidem] further noted:
"The situation of Holyhead, however, was so much in its favour that in 1693, a contract was signed for the conveyance of mails between Holyhead and Dublin. Mr VICKERS, the contractor, agreed to maintain three packets for this purpose for £450 a year.
"He also undertook to provide two boats for the mail service between Portpatrick and Donaghdee. When the Scotch was separated from the English Post Office in 1695, three packet boats came under the control of Scotland."
In June 1696, James VICKERS wrote to the Navy Board, with his account of:
"... stores and furniture belonging to the Talbot pink (sic) wreck, sent by boats from Arklow and Killbridge to Wexford, and brought thence in the Mary, April 1695, to Dublin, and received by the Lords Justices" [TNA - ADM 106/496/47, enclosed in folio 46].
And on 26 July 1696, James wrote to the same, advising that:
"... he took custody at Dublin stores from the Talbot pink, wrecked on that coast, requests directions as to their disposal, and that he be reimbursed for salvage" [TNA, Kew - ADM 106/496/46].
"... Mr James VICKERS, manager of the packet boats employed in carrying the mails between England and Ireland, who represented that he was a great sufferer by the yachts which were ordered to attend the King's Service between Dublin, Holyhead and Chester, which conveyed passengers who used to be carried in the packet boats" [Calendar of Treasury Papers, page 534].
This resulted in orders being issued by the Admiralty for those Captains to cease acting in that manner.
G.W. PLACE, M.A., in his "Parkgate and the Royal Yachts: Passenger Traffic between the North-west and Dublin in the Eighteenth Century" [an on-line publication, date not recorded, at page 73], made further mention of these Royal yachts:
"At this period the voyages were usually between Dublin and Parkgate, because in 1689, James VICKERS became contractor for the Post Office packets at Holyhead, and as we shall see, he insisted that Captain WRIGHT should not interfere with VICKERS' passenger traffic. The fact that WRIGHT therefore sailed to Parkgate, except when his orders or the weather required him to visit Holyhead, must have been a major factor in the development of Parkgate as a port for passengers...
"In 1696, James VICKERS of Holyhead complained once more that 'the yachts which are ordered to attend His Majesty's service between Dublin, Holyhead and Chester do convey passengers which were used to be carried by the pacquet boats, whereby he is a great sufferer.' The response of the Treasury Lords was to desire 'that like injunctions may be given to all the Captains of His Majesty's Yachts as hath been formerly given to Captain WRIGHT. Yet it is difficult to see what VICKERS had to complain about, as in 1695, 'Soesdyke' (one of H.M.'s Yachts) visited Holyhead only once; and in 1696 she visited Holyhead three times and 'Beaumaris' (another) once up to September, the date of VICKERS' petition. Of course, VICKERS' contract to carry mail gave him no monopoly of passengers, and his touchiness merely reinforced the tendency of the yachts, and therefore of the quality traffic, to visit Parkgate."
James VICKERS evidently acquired, about 1700, the farmstead known as Tyddyn y Feiler; this was part of the Llanfawr estate, which had belonged to Harry PARRI, who had held the previous Royal Mail contract; by 1848, this estate was owned by Eleanor VICKERS the (widow of his great-grandson), and had been leased out to Eliza and John ROBERTS.
See the Castlering Archaeology Report, Number 236, May 2006, HER Copy, concerning a development application for land at Tyddynn Bach, South Stack Road, on the western outskirts of Holyhead [on the www.walesher1974.org website].
From where I am looking, it would appear that only James VICKERS, who died in 1705, could be the Mr VICKERS mentioned here. Further, the mention of Clement MILWARD as trustee does explain his role in the 1705 Administration. And it all suggests that the eleven children "... wholly unprovided for" were inevitably those named in the subsequent 1710 Administration, and that both Administrations WERE for the same James VICKERS.
James VICKERS and his wife Mary (possibly SWAN? - see above) appear to have had issue in London and in Dublin:
1. Mary VICKERS was married at St Andrew's, Dublin, 12 December 1699, to Josias THOMPSON (she may have been born in Westminster in 1675 - see above).
2. Margaret (or Margery) VICKERS, baptized at the parish church of St Andrew (Church of Ireland), Dublin, 4 May 1677; a Marjory HENRICK (sic) was buried at St Luke's, Dublin, 14 December 1746 (however, her entry in the published Dublin Wills Index, 1746, recorded her as "alias CRIPPS" - therefore probably another); as Margaret, she was married at St Andrew's, Dublin, 23 October 1701, to Robert HENDRICK; her marriage before 1705 may account for her not being mentioned in the Administrations; Robert may have been admitted to Trinity College, Dublin, 17 January 1695-96, as a Pensioner (Mr YOUNG, Dublin), aged 16, born Dublin, son of Thomas HENDRICK, "Pistor"; they had issue:
a. Jon HENDRICK, baptized at St Nicholas's Without, 10 October 1703 (mother Margery); probably buried at St Nicholas's Without, May 1705, from New Row.
b. Chas HENDRICK, born at Francis Street, and baptized at St Nicholas's Without, October 1704.
c. Robert HENDRICK, born at Francis Street, and baptized at St Nicholas's Without, 5 May 1708.
The use of the name Margery here does incline me to the view that this family probably WAS connected to the VICKERS of Fulham, and perhaps directly.
3. Alice VICKERS, baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 1 June 1678; she was buried there, 26 August 1679, infant.
4. James VICKERS, baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 30 October 1679; evidently admitted a Freeman of Dublin, about 1698-99, of the Merchant's Guild; he was named in the 1705 Administration, and in the 1710 Administration as "... of Dublin, Merchant, the son" [BETHAM's Abstract]; Merchant and Freeman of Dublin (for 30 years) in July 1729, when he petitioned the Lord Mayor, 18 July, "... for the relief of his debts, and for money to travel with his family to a small job prospect in England arranged with the assistance of his friends, and was granted £15 sterling and same against accounts, having been a considerable time out of work" [Dublin Assembly Roll, 1729 - Calendar of Ancient Records of Dublin, Volume 7, 1898].
He may have gone to Llanfawr, near Holyhead, where a James VICKERS died, 7 April 1735?
James VICKERS Senior appears to have been married secondly, at St Bride's, Dublin, 30 December 1680, to Mary ANDREWS (although no burial appears to have been recorded for the earlier Mary - so perhaps this James was another?).
James had further issue (but whether by Mary SWAN, or by Mary ANDREWS, or perhaps even by another, is not yet clear):
5. Elizabeth VICKERS, baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 1 February 1680-81 (the proximity of this date to the Mary ANDREWS marriage may present an evidentiary difficulty); she died in 1756 [see pedigree, www.otway.com web-site]; she was married at St Andrew's, Dublin, 1 August 1703, to James OTWAY, of Kilnaccor, County Tipperary (son of John OTWAY, of Clonohan Castle, County Tipperary, and Phoebe LOFTUS of Fethard, County Wexford); her marriage before 1705 may account for her not being mentioned in the Administrations; BURKE [L.G. of G.B. & I.] recorded his death in 1733; he may have died at Knockalton, County Tipperary, 1735 [Will Index], wife Elizabeth; they had issue [from the otway.com web-site]:
a. James OTWAY, born in 1704; Major in the Army, and was present at Dettingen and Fontenoy; he died at Rapla, County Tipperary, in February 1763; he was married to Jane WOODWARD (BURKE records her as Sarah, daughter of William WOODWARD of Cloughprior, County Tipperary); they had issue:
i. James OTWAY, born in 1751; he was named in his uncle Loftus OTWAY's will, 1760; he built Prior Park House on his mother's land at Clogh Prior, County Tipperary, and lived in it from 1786; he died in 1839, unmarried [BURKE].
ii. William OTWAY; died young [BURKE].
iii. [BURKE records a daughter Phoebe (Mrs FREEMAN) - ? perhaps in error for her aunt].
b. John OTWAY, born in 1705; he died near Nenagh, County Tipperary, in 1740, "... shot by a robber" [BURKE].
c. Loftus OTWAY, born in 1706; of Lissenhall, County Tipperary; he died on 14 February 1777; his will, dated 14 February 1760, was proved P.C.I., 15 October 1777, naming his sister Phoebe FREEMAN, of Nenagh, widow, her daughters Mary and Elizabeth and only son Lieutenant James FREEMAN, his nephews John LOFTUS and Lieutenant George CUPPAIDGE, his niece Jane CUPPAUIDGE, his brothers Edward and Caesar OTWAY, his nephew Loftus the son of Caesar OTWAY, and his late brother Major James OTWAY and his son James [BETHAM's Abstract]; Loftus was married to Ann LLOYD, of Lloydsborough, County Tipperary; without issue [BURKE].
d. Mary OTWAY, born in 1707; she was married to John CUPPAIDGE; they had issue:
i. George CUPPAIDGE; named as Lieutenant in his uncle Loftus OTWAY's will, 1760.
ii. Mary CUPPAIDGE; named in her uncle Loftus OTWAY's will, 1760.
e. Caesar OTWAY, born at Kilnacarr, County Tipperary, 1709; Army Officer; Merchant in Cork; he died at Nenagh, 15 September 1782; he was married firstly, to Sarah CLARKE; they had issue:
i. William OTWAY.
ii. Loftus OTWAY, born 11 April 1755; he was named in his uncle Loftus OTWAY's will, 1760; he died at Nenagh, 18 February 1789; he was married in 1776 to Sarah WOODWARD, daughter of William WOODWARD of Cloughprior [BURKE]; with issue.
iii. James OTWAY.
iv. Sarah OTWAY.
v. Phoebe OTWAY.
vi. [BURKE records that there were twelve children, all of whom died young except Loftus]
Caesar was married secondly, in 1762, to Grace SHORT, daughter of William SHORT of Cashelrone, King's County [BURKE].
f. Phoebe OTWAY, born in 1712; she was a widow when named in her brother Loftus OTWAY's will, dated 1760; she died on 1 April 1786; she was married to Daniel FREEMAN; he died before February 1760; they had issue:
i. James FREEMAN, born in 1743; Army Officer; named as Lieutenant in his uncle Loftus OTWAY's will, 1760; he died in 1809.
ii. Mary FREEMAN; named in her uncle Loftus OTWAY's will, 1760; she died in 1802.
iii. Elizabeth FREEMAN; named in her uncle Loftus OTWAY's will, 1760; she died at Prior Park, 1785.
g. Thomas OTWAY, born on 1 April 1715; an Army Officer; he died during the Battle of Fontenoy, 1745.
h. George OTWAY, born in 1716; in the Army; he also died during the Battle of Fontenoy, 1745.
j. Edward OTWAY, born in 1718; he was married to Sarah McCLURE; they had issue:
i. Robert OTWAY; 44th Regiment; he died at Cork, 11 MArch 1836; he was married at Grenada, West Indies, in 1786, to Harriett BRIDGEWATER.
ii. Caesar OTWAY.
iii. George OTWAY.
iv. Thomas OTWAY (?)
v. Elizabeth OTWAY.
vi. Phoebe OTWAY.
k. Henry OTWAY, born in 1720; an Army Officer.
l. Richard OTWAY, born in 1722; in the Army.
m. Elizabeth OTWAY; she died at Prior Park, County Tipperary, in 1785.
n. William OTWAY.
6. John VICKERS, baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 4 July 1682; he was not named in BETHAM's Abstract of the 1705 Administration (there is no reason I have yet discovered for this omission, other than he may have been on Army service abroad - but in and of itself, this omission may present another evidentiary difficulty); he was named in the 1710 Administration, his name inserted between John and William, which point of insertion is supported by the baptismal evidence. See [E] below.
7. William VICKERS, baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 23 July 1683; he was named in both Administrations [BETHAM]; he probably went to Holyhead, Anglesey; if so, he died in Anglesey, 17 May 1761, and was buried at Llanfaethlu, 19 May; this William VICKERS married Susan OWEN, who died at Llanfaethlu, 26 April 1710; and by him had issue (recorded in the HAYNES Family Tree on Ancestry.com):
a. M. VICKERS, born 1700; married with issue:
i. Jane VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, Anglesey, 1723; she died in 1805; she was married to Michael JACOB; he died in 1798; they had issue, including sons William JACOB (1751-1828) of Dublin, and John JACOB (1754-1827).
ii. Martha VICKERS, born Holyhead, 1730, a half sister of Jane; named in her cousin William VICKERS will, 1818.
b. William VICKERS, born in July 1706; of Holyhead, 22 September 1764, when elected to the Society of the Garrison of Fort Williamsburg; he was Sheriff of Anglesey, 1782 (unless instead the son); he died at Llanfawr, 7 February 1792; he was married to Mary JONES (born 1712, daughter of Lewis JONES of Holyhead); she died at Llanfawr, 3 January 1771, and was buried at Llanfaethlu, 9 January; they had issue:
i. Judith VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, 30 July 1730; she was named in the will of Phebe DEW, of Dean Street, parish of St Anne, County Middlesex, Spinster, dated 23 September 1773, with the bequest of her "... white Tabby sack and petticoat"; she died at Llanfawr, 7 October 1787, and was buried at Holyhead [M.I.].
ii. Jane VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, 26 March 1734; she died there, 12 April 1814, and was buried at Holyhead [M.I.].
iii. Susannah VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, 8 April 1735; she died there, 8 September 1804, and was buried at Holyhead [M.I.].
iv. Elizabeth VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, and baptised at Caergybi, Holyhead, 25 July 1737.
v. William VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, and baptised at Caergybi, 11 September 1738; he died there on 26 December 1738, an infant.
vi. James VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, and baptised at Caerbygi, 15 November 1739; died 16 April 1814.
vii. Eleanor VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, March 1740-41, and baptized at Caergybi, 12 March 1740-41; she died there, 6 November 1831.
viii. William VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, 10 May 1742; he may have established a coaching inn in Waterside, Holyhead, in about 1770, known as the Hibernian Inn, or Moran's Hotel; perhaps the High Sheriff of Anglesey, 1782 (unless instead the father); he died at Llanfawr, 23 February 1823, aged 82 [M.I.]; his will, dated 1 April 1818, was proved P.C.C., 19 November 1823, naming his wife Eleanor, his "... cousin Mary the daughter of my late uncle Richard JONES by Joane his wife," his nephew Robert Lewis VICKERS, "... natural son of my late brother Lewis VICKERS," his cousin Mary the wife of Owen KNIGHTS (?), his cousin Martha VICKERS and her sister (unidentified), and Vickers Hamilton JACOB, the son of William JACOB, late of the General Post Office, Dublin; he was married firstly to Jane ACKERLEY; she died on 12 April 1814; he was married secondly to Eleanor ATCHERLEY (born 1769); she died 5 February 1853, aged 84 [M.I.]; her will, dated 22 June 1852, was proved P.C.C. 30 June 1853, mentioning her nieces Isabella and Elizabeth A. HOLT, and nephew William James HOLT, children of her late sister Isabella HOLT.
ix. Lewis VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, and baptized at Caergybi, 29 January 1744-45; he died before 1818, and had an illegitimate son, Robert Lewis VICKERS, who was buried at Holyhead, 6 December 1826, aged 50, and who was named in his uncle William VICKERS will, 1818.
c. James VICKERS; died in 1711. There was a James VICKERS who died at Llanfawr, 7 April 1735 - perhaps instead the uncle?
8. Edward VICKERS; he was named in both Administrations [BETHAM].
9. George VICKERS; he was named in both Administrations [BETHAM]; a Lieutenant in OTWAY's Regiment; his Administration was granted on 31 December 1724 to his brother James VICKERS of Dublin, Merchant.
10. Michael VICKERS; he was named in the 1710 Administration, as a minor [DIXON Papers, Genealogical Office, Dublin].
11. Thomas VICKERS, probably baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 8 December 1689; he was named in the 1710 Administration, a minor [DIXON Papers].
12. Samuel VICKERS; he was named in the 1710 Administration, a minor [DIXON Papers].
15. Jane VICKERS; she was named in the 1710 Administration, a minor [DIXON Papers], as the elder daughter.
13. Letitia VICKERS, probably baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 25 July 1694; she was named in the 1710 Administration, as the younger daughter.
14. Allyn VICKERS, probably baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 22 November 1697; he was named in the 1710 Administration.
There were another baptism and three burials at St Andrew's, Dublin, for children of James VICKERS, but whose names do not appear in either of the 1705 or 1710 Administrations; it is not yet established that they were of the above family, but it seems likely - unless there were two different families here:
i. Samuel VICKERS; buried there, 16 November 1684.
ii. Thomas VICKERS; buried there, 15 February 1689(-90?).
iii. Bartholomew VICKERS, baptized there, 19 December 1695; buried there, 29 December 1695, infant.
John VICKERS died in Dublin in 1739; he also died intestate, with a grant of Administration, dated 20 June 1739, to his widow Mary.
In 1890, one of his descendants, William Jackson PIGOTT of Dundrum, County Down, posted the following item in "Notes and Queries" [7th Series, Volume IX, 21 June 1890, page 499]:
"According to a note supplied by Mr Arthur VICARS, F.S.A., to the Irish Builder of April 1, 1888, and in connexion with the parish registries of St Audoen's, Dublin, John VICKERS, Alderman of Dublin, who died intestate 1739, left by Mary his wife, (1) George, (2) Joseph, and (3) Ann VICKERS."
John was married at Saint Catherine's (Church of Ireland), 30 March 1719, to Mary EMERSON (she was probably baptised at Saints Peter and Kevin, Dublin, 14 April 1686, daughter of John and Elizabeth EMERSON of Whitefriars Lane); Mary was buried at Crumlin Church, Dublin, 4 September 1753 (although one source in London records the year as 1759).
1. Elizabeth VICKERS, baptized at St Catherine's, Dublin, 20 July 1720; named in her father's Administration, 1739.
2. Thomas VICKERS, baptized at St Catherine's, Dublin, 14 July 1723.
3. George VICKERS; named in her father's Administration, 1739; probably the mariner on H.M.'s Ship Ipswich, his will proved P.C.C, 18 August 1757, bequeathing his property to his brother Joseph VICKERS of Dublin, Velvet Weaver.
4. Mary VICKERS, baptized at St Catherine's, Dublin, 8 May 1726.
5. Ann VICKERS; named in her father's Administration, 1739.
6. Joseph VICKERS, baptized at St Catherine's, Dublin, 17 June 1734. See [F] below:
JOSEPH VICKERS OF DUBLIN, SILK WEAVER.
[F] Joseph VICKERS, born 1734; Silk Weaver, New Row, Saint Catherine's Parish, Dublin, October 1766; Silk Weaver, of Golden Lane, of the Coombe (1780), and of Chambre Street (1792); his death details have not yet found; he was married to Elizabeth (maiden surname unknown, possibly YATES); she probably died on 14 May 1797, "...relict of the late Mr VICKERS of Dublin."
1. Mary VICKERS, baptized at St Catherine's, Dublin; buried at Crumlin, County Dublin, 6 July 1767.
2. Esther VICKERS, baptized at St Catherine's, Dublin; buried at Crumlin, 21 June 1763.
3. John VICKERS, born at New Row, Parish of Saint Catherine's, 20 March 1763, and baptized at St Catherine's; he married Elizabeth STINSON. See [E] below.
4. George VICKERS, baptized at St Catherine's, Dublin, 5 October 1766, of New Row, Dublin.
5. Alice VICKERS; buried at Crumlin, 5 March 1768, daughter of Joseph.
6. Mary VICKERS, born in Dublin, 7 July 1769; probably of the Coombe, June 1788, when she was admitted to Membership of the Dublin Methodist Society in the Class of Amelia SINGLETON; she married in December 1793 to John PIGOTT Senior.
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7. Elizabeth VICKERS, born at St Bride's, Dublin, in 1772.
8. Susannah VICKERS, baptized at St Luke's, Dublin, 1 August 1780.
JOHN VICKERS AND ELIZABETH STINSON.
[E] John VICKERS, born in 1763; he was a Weaver, of Phordham's Alley, Dublin, in June 1784; of 5 Elbow Lane, Dublin, January 1788, when he was admitted to the Methodist Society of Dublin, as a member of Samuel DAN's First Class; of the Coombe, Dublin, March 1789, when he was Listed in the Bands of the Methodist Society; Weaver, Phordham's Alley, Dublin, in February and May 1788; he was back at Elbow Lane, 1790-99; he was admitted Freeman of the Dublin Corporation, Weaver's Guild, at Easter 1790; a Warden of the Weaver's Guild, 1794; he subscribed to the publication of WHISTON's "Josephus," 1796, of Elbow Lane.
John died 22 April 1806, aged 43 (as recorded in William MAGUIRE's Memoir of 1823).
John was married at Saint Catherine's (Church of Ireland), Dublin, 22 August 1783, to Elizabeth STINSON (she was baptised at Saint Catherine's, 15 September 1765, daughter of Robert STINSON, Twister and Throwster, by his wife Elizabeth); Elizabeth was at 2 Elbow Lane, June 1787, when admitted as member of the Second Class of the Methodist Society of Dublin (unless that was instead John's mother, perhaps already a widow?); she died on 27 July 1799, aged 33, and was buried at Saint Luke's, Dublin, 29 July, a day after the burial of her child.
2. Mary VICKERS, born at Elbow Lane, Dublin, 25 January 1786, and baptized at St Catherine's, 29 January; she was of the parish of St Nicholas Without when she was married, by Consistorial License dated 17 January, in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin and by the Rev James NEVINS (Curate of Saint Andrew's, on 23 January 1804, to William MAGUIRE, of Back Close (St Patrick's), Dublin, Gent [Cathedral Register, William MAGUIRE's Memoir, and BETHAM's Abstracts].
5. Joseph VICKERS, born in Dublin, 13 November 1792, and baptized at St Luke's, 21 November; Constable, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin; he was married in 1818 to Mary Ann SPRATT.
10. A child; buried at St Luke's, 28 July 1799; perhaps instead one of the foregoing.
JOHN JOSEPH VICKERS IN ONTARIO.
[G] John Joseph VICKERS, born in Dublin 5 May 1818; he emigrated to New York, 1848; then went to Canada, 1850; Businessman and local Tory politician in Toronto, from 1852; founder and sole proprietor of Vickers Express Company, 1854-1888; his business at 55 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1868, house at 171 Richmond W.; he was at St Patrick's Ward, Toronto West, 1871 Census, aged 52, Express Proprietor, with his wife Catherine, eight children and five domestic servants; business at 55 Yonge, 1874, house 152 Adelaide W.; business 10 Wellington W., 1877, house 152 Adelaide W.; residing at St Andrew's Ward, Toronto City, 1891 Census, aged 72, Gentleman, with wife and five children; he died at Toronto, 11 March 1896.
John Joseph was married in Belleville, Ontario, in 1851, to Catherine Mary MOODIE (born at Southwold, Suffolk, England, 14 February 1832, eldest daughter of John Wedderburn Dunbar MOODIE by Susanna STRICKLAND); she was at Ward 3, Toronto City, 1901 Census, with three children; she died on 14 December 1904.
They had issue:
1. Georgina Eliza VICKERS, born at 140 Adelaide Street, Toronto, 28 May 1856; aged 14, at school, with her parents, 1871; she died at Toronto, 6 October 1893; married at St James's Cathedral, Toronto, 6 August 1881, Edward Philip LEACOCK, of St Boniface and The Hill, Birtle, Manitoba, J.P.; he was at St Boniface, Provencher, Manitoba, 1891 Census, aged 38, with wife and three children; they had issue:
a. Thomas Murdoch LEACOCK, born at Kildonan, Manitoba, 6 August 1882; aged 9, with his parents, 1891; he died in 1957.
b. Ela Moodie LEACOCK, born at Kildonan, Manitoba, 20 March 1884; aged 7, with her parents, 1891; she died at Los Angeles, 17 October 1959.
c. Agnes Mary Vickers LEACOCK, born at Birtle, Manitoba, 7 June 1886; aged 5, with her parents, 1891.
2. John Alexander Dunbar VICKERS, born at Toronto, 22 May 1858; Upper Canada College, 1866-73; aged 12, at school, with his parents, 1871; went to Illinois in 1892; at Maddison Ave, Chicago, 1900 Census, aged 40, Superintendent Express Company, with wife and two children; at Washington Avenue, Chicago, 1910 Census, aged 51, Manager Express Coy, with wife, three children and his mother-in-law (Ellen TENCH, aged 82, Widow); of 29 Munro Street, Chicago, 1917, Vice President and General Manager, Western Lines, American Express Company; he died at Chicago, 17 February 1918; his will, dated 7 November 1907, was proved at Chicago, 12 June 1918, naming his wife Ellen Florence as a joint executor and trustee, and his three children; he was married at Chippawa, Welland County, 27 March 1889, to Ellen Florence TENCH (daughter of William E.;and Ellen TENCH); with issue:
a. John Harold VICKERS, born in Canada, September 1899; named in his father's will, 1907.
b. Margaret Dunbar VICKERS, born in Illinois, April 1899; unmarried when named in her father's will, 1907.
c. Murray Alexander VICKERS, born in Illinois, about 1901; named in his father's will, 1907; died at Montreal, 12 June 1985.
3. Katie Moodie VICKERS, born Toronto, 28 January 1860; as Catherine, aged 10, at school, with her parents, 1871; she died 1932; married at Toronto, 20 September 1882, to James Playford McMURRICH, aged 22, Professor, of Guelph, Wallington County, Ontario; with issue.
4. William Wallbridge VICKERS, born at Toronto, 6 August 1862; aged 8, at school, with his parents, 1871; Upper Canada College, 1872-81; B.A., University of Toronto, 1885; Ontario Bar, 1888; he witnessed his brother John's marriage in 1889; aged 28, Lawyer, with his parents, 1891; Barrister-at-Law; visited London in 1905, returning on the S.S. Cedric, from Liverpool, arriving at New York on 16 April, with his wife, and going to 77 York Street, Toronto; at 77 York Street, Toronto, 1917, Barrister and Solicitor; he died at Toronto, 28 June 1927, and buried at St James's Cemetery, Toronto; he was married at Toronto, 13 December 1897, to Mary HOWLAND; with issue:
5. Isabella Josephine VICKERS, born at Toronto, 7 August 1864; aged 6, at school, with her parents, 1871; she died at Denver, May 1943; married on 21 September 1887, Henry SEWALL, M.D. (1855-1936), Professor of Physiology, Universities of Michigan (1881-89) and Denver (from 1889), Denver Health Commissioner, and Secretary of the Colorado Board of Health; no issue.
6. Victor Gilmore Ridgeway VICKERS, born at 140 Adelaide Street, Toronto, 1 June 1866; aged 4, at school, with his parents, 1871; at Ahunstic, Laval, Quebec, 1911 Census, aged 45, with wife Marcella, daughter Catherine, living with his father-in-law William SMITH (aged 82, born Scotland), along with his wife's three sons by her former ROUTH husband; Victor died at Montreal, 1944; married in 1905, Marcella Hay ROUTH (formerly SMITH); issue included a daughter:
a. Catherine VICKERS, born in February 1907.
7. Ethel Rosina VICKERS, born at Toronto, 4 March 1868; as Esther, aged 2, with her parents, 1871; she witnessed her brother John's marriage, 1889; as Ethel, aged 23, with her parents, 1891; she died on 17 June 1962, and was buried at Cimitiére Mont-Royal, Outremont, Montreal; she was married on 11 November 1891, to Samuel William (or Wellington) EWING, of Montreal; with issue a daughter:
a. Katherine Hamilton EWING, born Montreal, 1 December 1893; also known as Doria MARCH, silent film actress; twice married with issue.
8. Henrietta Moodie VICKERS, born at Toronto, 2 March 1870; aged 1, with her parents, 1871; aged 21, with her parents, 1891; aged 31, with her widowed mother, 1901; she died in 1938; unmarried.
9. Arthur Algoma VICKERS, born at Toronto, 26 March 1872; Upper Canada College, 1881-88; University of Toronto, 1890-93; aged 19, Law Student, with his parents, 1891; aged 29, with his widowed mother, 1901; partner of WALSH and VICKERS, Real Estate business, Fort William, Ontario; he died at Fort William, 6 April 1914; he was married to Marcella Gertrude FINN.
10. Agnes Strickland VICKERS, born at Toronto, 6 November 1874; aged 16, with her parents, 1891; aged 26, with her widowed mother, 1901; she died in 1950; she was married at Toronto, 24 September 1902, to Philip Edward McKENZIE, of Port Portage, Ontario.